June 5, 2008

8:30 AM

 

 

 

Welcome to the City of St. Petersburg City Council meeting.  To assist the City Council in conducting the City’s business, we ask that you observe the following:

 

1.            If you are speaking under the Public Hearings, Appeals or Open Forum sections of the agenda, please observe the time limits indicated on the agenda.

2.            Placards and posters are not permitted in the Chamber.  Applause is not permitted except in connection with Awards and Presentations.

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GENERAL AGENDA INFORMATION

 

For your convenience, a copy of the agenda material is available for your review at the Main Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue North, and at the City Clerk’s Office, 1st Floor, City Hall, 175 Fifth Street North, on the Monday preceding the regularly scheduled Council meeting.  There is also a copy of the material located on the podium just outside the Chamber doors on the day of the meeting.

 

If you are hearing impaired an require the services of an interpreter, please contact the City Clerk, 893-7448, or call our TDD Number, 892-5259, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and we will provide that service for you.

 


June 5, 2008

8:30 AM

 

 

 

Council Meeting

A.          Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call.

Invocation and Pledge to the Flag of the United States of America.

B.          Approval of Agenda with Additions and Deletions.

C.          Consent Agenda (see attached)

D.          Public Hearings and Quasi-Judicial Proceedings - 9:00 A.M.

Public Hearings

 

NOTE:  The following Public Hearing items have been submitted for consideration by the City Council.  If you wish to speak on any of the Public Hearing items, please obtain one of the YELLOW cards from the containers on the wall outside of Council Chamber, fill it out as directed, and present it to the Clerk.  You will be given 3 minutes ONLY to state your position on any item but may address more than one item.

1.         Ordinance  994-V approving the vacation of a 10-foot wide alley behind a building at 1400 - 18th Avenue South, between 14th and 15th Streets South.  (City File 07-33000020)

 

 
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2.         State Housing Initiatives Partnership ("SHIP") Affordable Housing Advisory Committee:

 

 
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(a)    Ordinance 878-G amending Section 17.5 of the City Code to revise the State Housing Initiatives Partnership ("SHIP") Affordable Housing Advisory Committee to comply with changes to Florida Statute 420.9076; providing for an increase in the size of the Committee; requiring the Committee to be jointly staffed by City Housing and Planning Programs staff; requiring a triennial report to be submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation; and replacing outdated names and references.

(b)   A Resolution concerning the appointment, composition, and term of members of the State Housing Initiatives Partnership ("SHIP") Affordable Housing Advisory Committee ("Committee") to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council for a three year term; to provide that the Committee submit a triennial report; waiving the policy set forth in Resolution 88-616 that citizens who serve on city committees can serve on no more than one committee at a time for Jeff Rogo and Bob Rowan; and confirming the Mayor's appointments to the Committee.

3.         Ordinance 879-G authorizing encumbrances on Albert Whitted Municipal Airport property in accordance with Section 1.02(c)(5)B., St. Petersburg City Charter, for receipt of a Federal Aviation Administration grant in the estimated amount of $138,890 for the Taxiway "D" Design Project, the Runway #6 REIL Project and Runway 6-24 Pavement Remarking Project; authorizing the Mayor to apply for and accept the Grant in the estimated amount of $138,890; authorizing the Mayor to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this Ordinance; and approving supplemental appropriations from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Airport Capital Improvement Fund (4033).

 

 
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4.         Confirming the ordering of local paving improvements within the Special Assessment District consisting of paving the alley between Granville and Grove Streets North, from 30th to 31st Avenues North, and approving the levy of special assessments on the abutting property owners.  (Engineering Project No. 06034-110; Oracle No. 10844)

 

 

 
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E.          Reports

1.         Update on Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA).  (Council Vice Chair Danner)  (Oral)

 

 
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2.         Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments (C.A.P.I.) FY 06 & FY 07 Annual Reports.

 

 
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3.         Tampa Bay Rays Stadium Proposal.

 

 
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(a)    Policy decision on Rays requested to initiate referendum process for the Al Lang Field site.

(b)   Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding for the potential redevelopment of the Tropicana Field site.

 

F.           New Ordinances - (First Reading of Title and Setting of Public Hearing)

Setting June 19, 2008 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance(s):

1.         Amending Chapter 11, Sections 11-56 through 11-78 of the St. Petersburg City Code, which regulates noise in the City.

 

 
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G.          New Business

1.         Requesting Council make an appointment to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board, citizen category.  (Chair Bennett)

 

 
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2.         Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee the charge of creating an ordinance to address recycling light bulbs that are mercury laced and can case a potential heath hazard if not properly disposed of.  (Chair Bennett)

 

 
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H.          Council Committee Reports

1.         Housing Services Committee.  (5/29/08)

 

 
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2.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (5/29/08)

 

 
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3.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (5/29/08)

 

 
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4.         Committee of the Whole.  (5/29/08)

 

 
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I.             Legal

 

J.            Open Forum

 

If you wish to address City Council on subjects other than public hearing or quasi-judicial items listed on this agenda, please sign up with the Clerk prior to the meeting.  Only the individual wishing to speak may sign the Open Forum sheet and only City residents, property owners, or business owners may speak.  All issues discussed under Open Forum must be limited to issues related to the City of St. Petersburg government.

 

Speakers will be called to address Council according to the order in which they sign the Open Forum sheet.  In order to provide an opportunity for all citizens to address Council, each individual will be limited to one appearance per month and each speaker will be given three (3) minutes.  The nature of the speakers' comments will determine the manner in which the response will be provided.  The response will be provided by City staff and may be in the form of a letter or a follow-up phone call depending on the request.

 

K.          Adjournment

Consent Agenda I



Consent Agenda A

June 5, 2008

 

NOTE:  Business items listed on the yellow Consent Agenda cost more than one-half million dollars while the blue Consent Agenda includes routine business items costing less than that amount.

(Purchasing)

1.         Approving the purchase of a replacement fire apparatus for the Fire Department from Hall-Mark Fire Apparatus, Inc. at a total cost of $814,983.

 

 
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(City Services)

2.         Authorizing the Mayor to accept a grant from the State of Florida Department of Education ("Department") in an amount up to $540,195 for the City's summer food program and to execute a grant agreement with the Department and approving a supplemental appropriation of $540,195 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund resulting from these additional revenues.

 

 
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Consent Agenda II



Consent Agenda B

June 5, 2008

 

NOTE:  The Consent Agenda contains normal, routine business items that are very likely to be approved by the City Council by a single motion.  Council questions on these items were answered prior to the meeting.  Each Councilmember may, however, defer any item for added discussion at a later time.

(Purchasing)

1.         Renewing blanket purchase agreements with Book Wholesalers, Inc., Dawson Holding Company, Inc., and Ebsco Publishing, Inc. for library books and related materials for the Library at an estimated annual cost of $160,000.

 

 
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2.         Awarding a three-year contract to Crowder-Gulf Joint Venture, Inc., for storm debris removal and disposal services and providing that cost to the City shall only apply upon the City's authorized request of service after an actual emergency.

 

 
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(City Development)

3.         Approving the 2007 Annual Report for the Intown Areawide Development of Regional Impact (INADRI).

 

 
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(City Services)

4.         Authorizing the Mayor to accept a grant from the Florida Sports Foundation, Incorporated's Junior Golf Grant Program in the amount of $40,000 for the First Tee of St. Petersburg Junior Golf Program and to execute a grant agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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5.         Authorizing the Mayor to accept a contribution from the Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg, Inc. in partnership with the PGA Tour PODS Championship in the amount of $10,000 for The First Tee of St. Petersburg Junior Golf Program and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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6.         Authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement between the City and the School Board of Pinellas County, Florida to provide school buses and drivers for City-sponsored field trips and to before and after school programs from August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009.

 

 
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7.         Authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas, Inc. to provide child care services for qualified families for one year commencing July 1, 2008, and ending June 30, 2009.

 

 
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(Internal Services)

8.         Authorizing the Mayor to execute Task Order No. 06-11-SCI/T to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Sprinkle Consulting, Inc. in the amount of $444,652 for Pinellas Trail/34th Street Pedestrian Bridge.  (Engineering Project No. 06103-912; Oracle No. 10622)

 

 
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(Confirmation of Appointments)

9.         Confirming the appointment of Hardy W. Bryan, III as an alternate member to the Nuisance Abatement Board to fill an unexpired two-year term ending 11/30/08.

 

 
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10.     Confirming the appointments of Jeff Steckbeck, Beatriz H. Williams and Beverly Brown as regular members to the Commission on Aging to serve the remainder of three-year terms ending December 31, 2010.

 

 
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11.     Confirming the appointment of Ed Montanari as an alternate member to the Planning & Visioning Commission to fill an unexpired three-year term ending 10/31/10 and waiving the policy set forth in Resolution 88-616 that citizens can serve on no more than one committee at a time.

 

 
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12.     Confirming the appointment of Lucinda L. Spire as a regular member to the St. Petersburg Housing Authority to fill an unexpired four-year term ending 11/30/11.

 

 
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13.     Appointing Cynthia G. Hawkins-Leon as Code Enforcement Special Magistrate to serve the remainder of a three-year term ending December 31, 2010.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

14.     Approving the minutes of the City Council meetings held on April 3 and April 10, 2008.

 

 
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15.     Setting June 19, 2008 as the public hearing date on Preliminary Assessment for Lot Clearing Numbers 1433 and 1434.

 

 
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16.     Setting June 19, 2008 as the public hearing date on Preliminary Assessment for Building Demolition Number 346.

 

 
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17.     Setting June 19, 2008 as the public hearing date on Preliminary Assessment for Building Securing Numbers 1090 and 1091.

 

 
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18.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Lease Agreement with Midtown Green, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, to develop the City-owned site to the east of Historic Mercy Hospital with affordable housing; and to relocate City utilities at a cost not to exceed $75,000; and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate same; rescinding an unencumbered appropriation in the Housing Capital Improvement Fund (3000) in the amount of $25,000 from the HCIP Construction Warranty Issues Project C801441 ("Rescission"); approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $25,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Housing Capital Improvement Fund (3000) to the Neighborhood Housing Strategy Project (C801211) resulting from the Rescission to fund the activities authorized by this resolution.

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

 

 

Consolidated Plan Review Committee

Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 8:00 a.m. - Noon, Room 100

 

 

Council FY09 Budget Workshops

Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Room 100 (Operating Budget)

 

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 9:15 a.m., Community Resource Room

 

 

Housing Services Committee

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 10:30 a.m., Room 100

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review (6/5/08)

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

 

Committee of the Whole

Thursday, May 29, 2008, following Agenda Review, Council Chamber

 

Police and Other Management Studies Update

FY09 Management Evaluation - Selection

 


 

 

 

Arts Advisory

2 Regular Members

(Terms expire 9/30/09 & 9/30/10)

 

City Beautiful Commission

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 12/31/09)

 

Civil Service Board

1 Alternate Member

(Term expires 6/30/10)

 

Commission on Aging

4 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/09 &  12/31/10)

 

 

 

Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments (CAPI)

1 Alternate Member

(Term expires 12/31/10)

 

Health Facilities Authority

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 12/31/10)

 

International Relations Committee

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 12/31/09)

 

Nuisance Abatement Board

2 Alternate Members

(Terms expire 8/31/08 & 11/3101/08)